Breeders’ Cup

‘Breakthrough’ Win Has Lone Sailor Connections Thinking Breeders’ Cup

Lone Sailor’s win in the G3 Oklahoma Derby has trainer Tom Amoss thinking about entering the 3-year-old in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. Early plans call for the son of Majestic Warrior to be cross-entered in the Classic and the Dirt Mile. “I realize we’re taking a major step forward here,” said Amoss. “I can’t emphasize […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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McKinzie, West Coast Breeze ‘Well’; Sadler ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Accelerate

Bob Baffert seeks to add to his record of three Breeders’ Cup Classic wins—all consecutive—with West Coast and McKinzie in this year’s edition of the $6 million event at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Towards that end, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer worked both horses Sunday morning at Santa Anita, West Coast going five furlongs […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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Thunder Snow Has ‘Building Work’ At Churchill

In his quest toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Godolphin’s Thunder Snow had his first breeze since the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of Helmet was officially given a time of 1:04 3/5 for five furlongs, but carried a solid pace throughout a one-mile workout, picking up a bit […]

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‘No Sense In Rushing’: Espinoza Plans Christmas Return To The Saddle

Victor Espinoza, who suffered a fractured vertebra in a training mishap at Del Mar July 22, continues a lengthy and arduous recovery and hopes to resume riding when Santa Anita’s Winter Meet starts on Dec. 26. “He saw the doctors this week and they’re happy with his progress,” agent Brian Beach said Friday morning. “They […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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‘Sensational Mind’ Gives Sippican Harbor A Leg Up On Other Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Gary Contessa is enjoying a resurgent 2018 campaign with 46 wins on the season, already 12 more victories than he recorded a year ago. The veteran conditioner reflected on his success during Thursday’s nightcap at Belmont Park as Poshsky splashed to victory in the slop to provide Contessa with his 13th win of the […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Back On The Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Last out winner of the Lukas Classic by 4 1/2 lengths, Mind Your Biscuits returned to the work tab for the first time since that victory on Friday. The 5-year-old son of Posse covered five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 2/5, according to bloodhorse.com. “Just kind of let him stretch his legs. He’s been wanting to […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Future Considerations?

The Breeders’ Cup slate of 85 “Win and You’re In” races is behind us and the World Championships at Churchill Downs are only three weeks away. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the most impressive recent performances of the horses headed to the Breeders’ Cup. Plus, what might […]

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